6 results for author: Christopher Kline

Justin Jackson is looking to be the Kings’ two-way spark plug

When the Kings nabbed Justin Jackson with No. 15 in June, a handful of conflicting thoughts went through my head. I wasn’t sold on Jackson going that high. While his improvements at North Carolina were evident, he still had some obvious flaws and a lower ceiling than you’d like out of a top 15 pick — especially with ... More

De’Aaron Fox is leading the Kings’ cultural revolution

“I thought it was time to start over.” That line from Vlade Divac’s interview with the Sacramento Bee’s Ailene Voisin provides a nice summation of his reasoning behind the DeMarcus Cousins trade. After years of undergoing the scrutiny that came with Cousins’ presence in the organization, Divac decided to cut ... More

Analysis: Polish versus Upside with Jayson Tatum and Josh Jackson

The Sacramento Kings find themselves in an interesting spot this Thursday. With the 76ers trading for the first pick, their ability to trade up seems far slimmer, while the uncertainty behind who they’ll be able to select at five has only grown. The Boston Celtics will likely be deciding between either Jayson Tatum or Josh ... More

Ranking the Top 60 Prospects in the 2017 NBA Draft

Ranking prospects in a vacuum is always tough. While you'll seldom get the exact numerical value correct, the separation of tiers is what one strives most to portray through each player's rank. This class proves exceptionally difficult in that regard, with the end of the first and beginning of the second round brimming with ... More

Fox’s flaws, potential and fit in Sacramento

De’Aaron Fox spent the majority of his freshman season at Kentucky wavering on most draft boards. Lacking the serviceable jumper and overall polish needed to compete with guards like Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball, it wasn’t until recently that Fox sparked a revitalization of sorts — both with his game and his draft ... More

Mitchell’s point guard potential should be considered at #10

This offseason yields new challenges for a Sacramento Kings squad looking to rebound from the midseason trade that sent DeMarcus Cousins to New Orleans. With Buddy Hield now the focal point of their rebuild and little in regards to long-term talent, the 2017 NBA Draft presents a pair of Vlade Divac’s most pivotal decisions ... More